The Blues Preachers: Brother John (John Morris) and Captain Bluetongue (Craig Lyons) will take you to another place and time, somewhere between 1920 and 1940.
They perform a fusion of good old blues, rags, gospel and hillbilly folk. Driving finger-style and slide-guitar combined with tasteful harmonica and old-school vocal harmonies create a traditional sound that will have you on the edge of your seats.
The Blues Preachers will make you want to get up & dance with their joyful country & ragtime blues & send a shiver down your spine with their atmospheric feels, and have secured a reputation as one of the best acoustic blues & roots acts in Australia.
The Blues Preachers were 5th. overall in the Australian Songwriting Awards 2009 for “Divine Justice Coming Down” which also received a top 5 nomination in the Sing Out For Social Action category of The Independent Music Awards 2009.
“Divine Justice Coming Down” was chosen by Yoko Ono as runner-up in the John Lennon 70th. birthday anniversary song contest.
They received a top 5 nomination in the Acoustic category of The Independent Music Awards 2011 for “The Free Train Agreement”.
which was also selected to be on a Canadian compilation released in May 2011 called “Protest Songs For A Better World”.
“The Blues Preachers record, Dry Long So, is one of the best blues records of the decade.”- Samuel Fell / Rhythms Magazine.
Support: No support, The Blues Preachers will do 2 sets
Food & Drink:
- There will be tasty homemade snacks, tea, coffee and cake available for purchase
- Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks, incl. alcohol